HC Deb 29 June 1967 vol 749 c730
24. Mr. Judd

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what is the current value of United Kingdom aid and development programmes in Malta, Gibraltar and Indiaper capitaof their respective populations.

Mr. Bottomley

The figures are approximately: Malta, £18 4s. Od.; Gibraltar, £21 11 s. Od.; and India, 2s.

Mr. Judd

Does my hon. Friend agree, in relation to his Answer to Question No. 23, that this is again an example of political distortion of genuine overseas aid and development priorities, and that the Government should finance political needs and pressures in other ways?

Mr. Bottomley

My hon. Friend will appreciate that the population of India is so vast that, in total, the aid we give is very high. But I agree that we should try to do more.